first drive

Ferrari F12berlinetta around Fiorano

Ferrari are in the midst of launching the new F12berlinetta this week, stretching the legs of its newest prancing horse in the hills above Maranello where the car was originally developed.

Driven: Volvo V60 T6 AWD R-Design Polestar meets Shelsley Walsh

There was a time when owning a Volvo was considered cool – the year was 1994 and Volvo had teamed up with Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) to contest the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

To help raise the brand’s profile, Volvo originally chose the 850 Estate, which they reasoned would generate the most media exposure.

Love At First Gear: The Itch

I can tell you specifically when it happened. The moment I fell deeply in love with cars. It was the summer before grade ten, half a year before I could even apply for a driver’s licence.

Nissan 370Z – what do you want to know?

DR is off to sunny LA to drive the Nissan 370Z next week (yeah we know, tough life and all that). The programme is purely road based but we should get two full days of driving on everything from dull freeways to proper passes that run through the Californian hills.

We’re already huge fans of the 350Z and so hope and expect a smaller, lighter and more agile version with a bit more power and a tighter focus on Cayman-bashing to be great. We’ll bring you a full page-turning feature and video as soon as we can, but as ever we really want to know what you’d like to hear about the new Zed.

Ferrari California First Drive

A retractable, hardtop convertible. A double-clutch gearbox and a new V8 tuned for good emissions. Enzo’s grave must be rotating at quite a rate….

Audi RS6 Saloon First Drive

I used to think that only mad people bought Audi RS saloons. With BMW mostly refusing to build estate versions of the M cars, and…